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Live Well: A yoga twist on speed dating

Life: Health Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

You're single. You like yoga. You'd like to meet a partner who's interested in yoga and/or the mindful living lifestyle that tends to go along with it. ...

The Art of Health: After breaking bad habit, it still might return

Life: Health Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Last month, I wrote about what it takes to break bad habits. Since then, the U.S. Taekwondo Center participated in the ...

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  • Judge hears arguments over 2011 marijuana law

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The medical marijuana industry continues its efforts to overturn restrictions in a 2011 law that sought to rein in the number of providers and users in Montana. Bozeman attorney Jim Goetz told District Judge James Reynolds on Tuesday that even though the restrictions have been blocked by his court for almost three years,...

  • More vets turn to prosthetics to help legless pets

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs. "It's a heartwarming, wonderful thing to see," said Dr. Bonnie Beaver, a professor at Texas A&M...

  • Doctor inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A physician regarded as the father of osteopathic medicine has been inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Andrew Taylor Still founded the American School of Osteopathy, now called A.T. Still University, in Kirksville in 1892. His form of medicine focused on the body,...

  • Missouri Senate endorses drug program renewal

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation to renew an expiring prescription drug benefit for over 200,000 low-income and disabled seniors. The Missouri Rx Program is scheduled to expire in August, but the measure endorsed on Wednesday would extend the benefit until 2017. State officials estimate more than 9...

  • Rabid cat bites 2 people in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk health officials are canvassing a neighborhood for potential rabies exposure after a rabid cat bit two people. The Norfolk Department of Public Health tells media outlets that one person was bitten while attempting to feed the cat. The cat attacked another person who was walking to a vehicle. The department says...

  • Senate panel takes up medical registry bill

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A sponsor of a bill to create a registry for medical technicians like the one who stole drugs from Exeter Hospital and infected patients with hepatitis C says other states are eager to use New Hampshire as a model for their own legislation. The bill, which has passed the House, would create a board to register health...

  • Farmington hospital closing Bloomfield clinic

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington hospital is shuttering its clinic in a neighboring city. San Juan Regional Medical Center will close its Bloomfield clinic in June and move the clinic's patients and five-person medical staff to the hospital's clinic in Aztec. The Daily Times (http://ow.ly/vQJyf ) reports that consolidation of the...

  • Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign legislation that will require health insurance plans to provide coverage for some services for children with autism, starting next year. Brownback scheduled a Wednesday morning signing ceremony at the satellite University of Kansas campus in Overland Park. Local...

  • Once-conjoined twins set to leave Texas hospital

    DALLAS (AP) — Conjoined twins separated last summer are set to be released from a Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth. Officials at Medical City Children's Hospital say the 9-month-old boys born joined at the abdomen are to be released Wednesday to a local inpatient rehabilitation center. Owen and Emmett Ezell were separated...

  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors. Like many in Petare, a sprawling hillside slum of crumbling brick buildings on the eastern outskirts of Caracas, Faraiz has come to rely on Cuban physicians for free health services in...

  • 7 Wisconsin districts get $3.2M in federal grants

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven Wisconsin school districts have been awarded a total of $3.2 million in federal grants to help them expand their nutrition and physical-education programs. To qualify, the districts have to implement programs that teach students healthy eating habits and good nutrition. They also have to make sure kids have access to...

  • NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are. The warning comes as officials help Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties respond after a case of Hepatitis A in a food handler. Health officials say thoroughly...

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